Yesterday's Heroes : 433 Men of World War II Awarded the Medal of Honor 1941-1945, Hardback Book

Yesterday's Heroes : 433 Men of World War II Awarded the Medal of Honor 1941-1945 Hardback


YESTERDAY'S HEROES contains all 433 Medal of Honor citations such as this excert: ...

Although machinegun bullets kicked up the dirt at his heels, and 88mm shels exploded within 30 yards of him, Pfc.

Dutko nevertheless made his way to a point within 30 yards of the first enemy machinegun and killed both gunners with a handgrenade.

Although the second machinegun wounded him, knocking him to the ground, Pfc.

Dutko regained his feet and advanced on th 88-mm gun, firing his Browning automatic from the hip.

When he came within 10 yards of this weapon he killed its 5-man crew with 1 long burst of fire.

Wheeling on the machinegun which had wounded him, Pfc.

Dutko killed the gunner and his assistant. The third German machine gun fired on Pfc. Dutko from a position 20 yards distant wounding him a second time as he proceeded toward the enemy weapon in a halr run.

Along with the citations are Official Communiques from the front, and newspaper accounts of various battles.

Yesterday's Heroes is a dramatic look at the courage of the American soldier in World War II.

Kenneth Jordan is also the author of Heroes of Our Time: 239 Men of the Vietnam War Awarded the Medal of Honor 1964-1972, and Forgotten Heroes: 131 Men of the Korean War Awarded the Medal of Honor 1950-1953 (both titles are available from Schiffer Publishing Ltd.).


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780764300615



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